Designated Border Ports of Entry for Feeder and Slaughter Horses Entering Canada from the United States

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All shipments of feeder and slaughter horses entering Canada from the United States by ground transportation are required to proceed through designated ports of entry.

Imports of other types of horses (for example, riding or breeding horses) and other types of livestock are not affected.

Shipments of feeder and slaughter horses will not be able to enter Canada at other border ports of entry. The designated ports of entry have appropriate unloading facilities for horses and are staffed by CFIA veterinarians. Shipments will only be accepted during regular CFIA hours of operation.

Feeder horse shipments require customs clearance from the Canada Border Services Agency and may be referred to the CFIA for inspection. All shipments must be presented during CFIA regular hours of operation in order to allow for inspection if required.

Slaughter horse shipments require CFIA veterinary inspection at the border. Transporters must arrange an appointment for inspection a minimum of 24 hours before arriving at the port of entry.

Ports of entry for feeder and slaughter horses entering Canada

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Port of Entry: Corresponding US Port of Entry:
Kingsgate, British Columbia
Monday to Friday, 8 am. to 4 p.m.
Eastport, Idaho
Coutts, Alberta
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sweetgrass, Montana
North Portal, Saskatchewan
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
Portal, North Dakota
Sarnia (Point Edward), Ontario
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Port Huron, Michigan
Windsor, Ontario
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Detroit, Michigan
Niagara Falls (Queenston), Ontario
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lewiston, New York
Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec
Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Champlain, New York
Woodstock, New Brunswick
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Houlton, Maine

*Please note: Saskatchewan does not observe Daylight Savings Time.

Originally issued December 19, 2011 and October 31, 2011 (Notices to Industry)

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